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Guilty (and not-so-guilty) Pleasures. We should all be ashamed of ourselves

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  • CptHamiltonCptHamilton Registered User regular
    Godfather wrote:
    I liked the song Through The Fire and Flames by Dragonforce. I know it's a terrible band, but the guitar is so flipping fast and the second half of the song is basically 50 guitar solos crammed into one, some of them actually a hell of a lot of fun to listen to at times.

    I realize I am a terrible person for this.

    Wait... Dragonforce is a terrible band?

    I guess I need to add that to my list of things to be ashamed of, then.

    OptimusZed wrote: »
    Jesus, people. This thread is like a running gunbattle with stupid bullets.
  • ducttapeenthusiastducttapeenthusiast Registered User regular
    Godfather wrote:
    I liked the song Through The Fire and Flames by Dragonforce. I know it's a terrible band, but the guitar is so flipping fast and the second half of the song is basically 50 guitar solos crammed into one, some of them actually a hell of a lot of fun to listen to at times.

    I realize I am a terrible person for this.

    Wait... Dragonforce is a terrible band?

    I guess I need to add that to my list of things to be ashamed of, then.

    It's the same for me. I thought they were great, and my friends who are more well-versed in metal just shake their heads.

  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Parental Unit RemulakRegistered User regular
    I like Dragonforce. I don't think I could listen through an entire 14 tracks of them, but if they come up randomly on my iPod I don't switch songs. Honestly metal purists bug me a lot more than people who enjoy silly fun music now and then.

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  • FireflashFireflash Montreal, QCRegistered User regular
    A night at the Roxbury. I actually watched it with my girlfriend last week who had never seen it before. Though not as good as I remember, I still love it's cheesy dance club soundtrack (Ace of Base, fuck yeah!) and I couldn't stop laughing when Will Ferell did his ambulance sounds in the bedroom.

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  • MayGodHaveMercyMayGodHaveMercy Registered User regular
    edited August 2011
    I like Ke$ha. And Katy Perry.

    Oh! I also enjoyed the Sword of Truth series. I know it's bad. I don't care.

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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava One day, I will be able to say to myself "I am beautiful and I am perfect just the way I am"Registered User regular
    Tool Academy.

    One of those shows that you just can't look away from, even though you know that you should.

    Also, Bridezillas. Seriously. It's a show that just must be watched. If you happen to land your remote on it, you will watch it. And then they do full marathons, and your entire day is wasted watching crazy bitches ruin peoples lives, all over their weddings. Delicious.

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  • devCharlesdevCharles Registered User regular
    The show Hoarders: Buried Alive is a guilty pleasure of mine because it makes me feel super well adjusted. I watched a marathon the Saturday before last with my roommate, and it was just a constant affirmation that we were normal. It's watching crazy people though, so...yeah, guilty pleasure.

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  • tapeslingertapeslinger utter Yog-Sothothery Registered User regular
    edited August 2011
    nexus and I are pretty into what we refer to as "misery night" on A&E (Monday between 8pm and midnight)-- he mentioned it but I figured I should clarify
    I am absolutely enthralled with Hoarders and Intervention because I am a horrible person who likes to make myself feel better by thinking "welp, even when my life was a disaster it wasn't anywhere near this level of catastrophe" and I certainly OUGHT to feel guilty about being this horrible even if I don't. I think this past week's episode with the freaky food-hoarder is the first time I've almost thrown up while watching a television show.

    other guilty pleasures:
    I buy stuffed animals because I like them and they're cute. I'm 27 and have no children nor desire for children. I typically don't buy them because they are ironic (other than the opossum because seriously, who makes stuffed opossum toys? webkinz, apparently) but I have to move them out of the living room if people who won't "get it" are coming over because seriously who keeps stuffed animals on their couch if they don't have nor want kids?

    toys and action figures-- I buy some of these too, though they are usually more understandable, fandom things, etc. The guilty pleasure with those is mostly in the degree of specialized geekery (things like Venture Brothers, which makes sense to the PA crowd but makes no sense to, say, people like my dad) some of them I also view as art studies, since I am a sculptor and I would love to be a toy designer.


    The worst one, though, I think: I adore the Monster High dolls from Mattel. They're campy and ridiculous and I'm sure there's a womens' advocacy group out there that are railing against how skinny they are and how they're destroying the body image of girls the world over, but I think they're amazing.

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  • taoist drunktaoist drunk Registered User
    There is nothing I can do to better motivate me to clean my house than watch an episode of Hoarders.

  • SirUltimosSirUltimos Don't talk, Rusty. Just paint. Registered User regular
    Zoolander. I'm not sure what you guys think of it, but almost everyone I know thinks it's such a stupid movie.

    Yet I would watch it every single day if you'd let me.

  • tapeslingertapeslinger utter Yog-Sothothery Registered User regular
    SirUltimos wrote:
    Zoolander. I'm not sure what you guys think of it, but almost everyone I know thinks it's such a stupid movie.

    Yet I would watch it every single day if you'd let me.
    Ha, i think we watched that movie with a bunch of other pa folks a while back

    I think you might just need to meet more forumers :D

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  • Johnny ChopsockyJohnny Chopsocky Scootaloo! We have to cook! Grillin' HaysenburgersRegistered User regular
    SirUltimos wrote:
    Zoolander.

    The gas station fight took all the "guilt" out of the pleasure of that movie for me as far as I'm concerned.

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  • wanderingwandering Registered User regular
    Kamar wrote:
    Let's see...I've probably seen A Knight's Tale like 300 times. I don't know why, I just love that damned movie.

    Thinking about it, around half my day is dedicated to guilty pleasures. I'm weeaboo as fuck, so that's bad enough, but I also have very low standards for what I'll read/watch/play. The fact that I'm a writer myself just makes it worse, I think.
    A Knights Tale is great. It's the movie that introduced me to both Heath Ledger and Paul Bettany. And I'm a total sucker for movies that mix different eras together, I mean in my opinion it is awesome when the crowd starts singing "we will rock you" and stomping their feet while they're watching the jousting match.

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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava One day, I will be able to say to myself "I am beautiful and I am perfect just the way I am"Registered User regular
    schadenfreudian guilt: Watching coverage of hurricanes. I was glued to the tv after Katrina for days, and I am anticipating Irene to be almost as much 'fun'. even though i'm on the other side of the world....

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  • hadokenhadoken Registered User regular
    Godfather wrote:
    I liked the song Through The Fire and Flames by Dragonforce. I know it's a terrible band, but the guitar is so flipping fast and the second half of the song is basically 50 guitar solos crammed into one, some of them actually a hell of a lot of fun to listen to at times.

    I realize I am a terrible person for this.

    Wait... Dragonforce is a terrible band?

    I guess I need to add that to my list of things to be ashamed of, then.

    It's the same for me. I thought they were great, and my friends who are more well-versed in metal just shake their heads.

    People get way too snobby when it comes to music. Dragonforce is the shit. So is Lady Gaga.

  • Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    I watch 19 Kids and Counting. It is fascinating, like a nature documentary, like learning about reclusive Aboriginal cultures.

  • DurkhanusDurkhanus Commander Registered User regular
    I enjoy that Super Dave Osbourne show from the 80's.

  • JebusUDJebusUD Registered User regular
    Tool Academy.

    One of those shows that you just can't look away from, even though you know that you should.

    Also, Bridezillas. Seriously. It's a show that just must be watched. If you happen to land your remote on it, you will watch it. And then they do full marathons, and your entire day is wasted watching crazy bitches ruin peoples lives, all over their weddings. Delicious.

    Tool Academy is the best and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. For once instead of just giving douchbags money we get to see them embarrassed and know it on TV. I loved in the first season the host tells one guy "You're just a tool, now get your ass out!"

    You haven't given me a reason to steer clear of you!
  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    I enjoy watching 1000 Ways To Die, mainly for the ironic deaths. I've also been watching the shows about antique pickers and storage unit buyers.

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  • TheCanManTheCanMan Registered User regular
    I enjoy watching 1000 Ways To Die, mainly for the ironic deaths. I've also been watching the shows about antique pickers and storage unit buyers.

    I watch American Pickers and Storage Wars, too. But absolutely hate every human being in both shows (the fat guy in Pickers is alright I guess). I just have to watch to see what kind of crazy shit they find. It's like Antiques Roadshow crossed with Let's Make A Deal.

  • CptHamiltonCptHamilton Registered User regular
    Godfather wrote:
    I liked the song Through The Fire and Flames by Dragonforce. I know it's a terrible band, but the guitar is so flipping fast and the second half of the song is basically 50 guitar solos crammed into one, some of them actually a hell of a lot of fun to listen to at times.

    I realize I am a terrible person for this.

    Wait... Dragonforce is a terrible band?

    I guess I need to add that to my list of things to be ashamed of, then.

    It's the same for me. I thought they were great, and my friends who are more well-versed in metal just shake their heads.

    Ah, I guess I could see arriving at that opinion if you were listening to Dragonforce in search of metal. To me they're like an 80's hair-metal version of Cradle of Filth; so far over the top that they'd be dismissed as a charicature of a band if it weren't for them actually having musical skill.

    OptimusZed wrote: »
    Jesus, people. This thread is like a running gunbattle with stupid bullets.
  • BeltaineBeltaine The End of TimeRegistered User regular
    American Pickers made a couple of local stops here that totally ruined the show for me.

    They have a team that scouts for them and makes the deals with people several days before the show even comes to tape. all these "finds" these guys are making are set up and scripted.

    I know know, it costs money for a camera crew to chance going to a place and finding nothing, but it makes me sad that "Reality" TV is just like "Amateur" porn in that it usually isn't.

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  • JHunzJHunz Registered User regular
    other guilty pleasures:
    I buy stuffed animals because I like them and they're cute. I'm 27 and have no children nor desire for children. I typically don't buy them because they are ironic (other than the opossum because seriously, who makes stuffed opossum toys? webkinz, apparently) but I have to move them out of the living room if people who won't "get it" are coming over because seriously who keeps stuffed animals on their couch if they don't have nor want kids?
    Hee hee. I always wanted kids (and have one now), but my stuffed animals aren't for her. They're mine. I can't resist fuzzy things, especially if they are silly (Among my collection is Cthulhu, a dragon, and The Maw)

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  • CptHamiltonCptHamilton Registered User regular
    JHunz wrote:
    other guilty pleasures:
    I buy stuffed animals because I like them and they're cute. I'm 27 and have no children nor desire for children. I typically don't buy them because they are ironic (other than the opossum because seriously, who makes stuffed opossum toys? webkinz, apparently) but I have to move them out of the living room if people who won't "get it" are coming over because seriously who keeps stuffed animals on their couch if they don't have nor want kids?
    Hee hee. I always wanted kids (and have one now), but my stuffed animals aren't for her. They're mine. I can't resist fuzzy things, especially if they are silly (Among my collection is Cthulhu, a dragon, and The Maw)

    I have a plush Cthulhu or two. Also a peep, this awesome octopus, and a number of otters. I fucking love otters. My wife has to drag me away from the otter habitats at zoos when we go. Unfortunately my cats like to steal any stuffed thing they can get their paws on and wrestle it on the floor. Then the dog thinks it's hers. So far Cthulhu has escaped the ignominy but the otters were less lucky.

    OptimusZed wrote: »
    Jesus, people. This thread is like a running gunbattle with stupid bullets.
  • acidlacedpenguinacidlacedpenguin Registered User regular
    TheCanMan wrote:
    I enjoy watching 1000 Ways To Die, mainly for the ironic deaths. I've also been watching the shows about antique pickers and storage unit buyers.

    I watch American Pickers and Storage Wars, too. But absolutely hate every human being in both shows (the fat guy in Pickers is alright I guess). I just have to watch to see what kind of crazy shit they find. It's like Antiques Roadshow crossed with Let's Make A Deal.

    man that old dude in storage wars is my hero.

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  • RobesRobes Registered User regular
    edited August 2011
    Gaming. Most of the girls I've dated or have almost dated think video games are immature, or have broken up with a boyfriend because he played video games and ignored her, thus ended up hating them. So it is something I am fearful of admitting within the first few weeks of getting to know a potential g/f.

    I suppose this could just be an insecurity thing though~

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    Robes wrote:
    Gaming. Most of the girls I've dated or have almost dated think video games are immature, or have broken up with a boyfriend because he played video games and ignored her, thus ended up hating them. So it is something I am fearful of admitting within the first few weeks of getting to know a potential g/f.

    I suppose this could just be an insecurity thing though~

    Not so much in relationships, but I never mention playing games during a job interview or on my resume. Even in "what do you do in your spare time?" questions/sections.

  • Modern ManModern Man Registered User regular
    KalTorak wrote:
    Robes wrote:
    Gaming. Most of the girls I've dated or have almost dated think video games are immature, or have broken up with a boyfriend because he played video games and ignored her, thus ended up hating them. So it is something I am fearful of admitting within the first few weeks of getting to know a potential g/f.

    I suppose this could just be an insecurity thing though~

    Not so much in relationships, but I never mention playing games during a job interview or on my resume. Even in "what do you do in your spare time?" questions/sections.
    It's a generational thing. My parents and in-laws don't understand why people in their 30's still play video games. But when they think video games, they still picture Pac Man and Donkey Kong rather than Deus Ex and Civilization.

    Of course, my in-laws still have a dial-up internet connection, read print newspapers and watch the evening news. There's a pretty big cultural chasm between older people and younger generations. Probably more than any time in human history.

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    Modern Man wrote:
    KalTorak wrote:
    Robes wrote:
    Gaming. Most of the girls I've dated or have almost dated think video games are immature, or have broken up with a boyfriend because he played video games and ignored her, thus ended up hating them. So it is something I am fearful of admitting within the first few weeks of getting to know a potential g/f.

    I suppose this could just be an insecurity thing though~

    Not so much in relationships, but I never mention playing games during a job interview or on my resume. Even in "what do you do in your spare time?" questions/sections.
    It's a generational thing. My parents and in-laws don't understand why people in their 30's still play video games. But when they think video games, they still picture Pac Man and Donkey Kong rather than Deus Ex and Civilization.

    Of course, my in-laws still have a dial-up internet connection, read print newspapers and watch the evening news. There's a pretty big cultural chasm between older people and younger generations. Probably more than any time in human history.

    To be fair, if I was on the other side of the table and an interviewee said that they spent their free time playing Farmville, I'd shred their resume in front of them.

  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    KalTorak wrote:
    Modern Man wrote:
    KalTorak wrote:
    Robes wrote:
    Gaming. Most of the girls I've dated or have almost dated think video games are immature, or have broken up with a boyfriend because he played video games and ignored her, thus ended up hating them. So it is something I am fearful of admitting within the first few weeks of getting to know a potential g/f.

    I suppose this could just be an insecurity thing though~

    Not so much in relationships, but I never mention playing games during a job interview or on my resume. Even in "what do you do in your spare time?" questions/sections.
    It's a generational thing. My parents and in-laws don't understand why people in their 30's still play video games. But when they think video games, they still picture Pac Man and Donkey Kong rather than Deus Ex and Civilization.

    Of course, my in-laws still have a dial-up internet connection, read print newspapers and watch the evening news. There's a pretty big cultural chasm between older people and younger generations. Probably more than any time in human history.

    To be fair, if I was on the other side of the table and an interviewee said that they spent their free time playing Farmville, I'd shred their resume in front of them.

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  • CptHamiltonCptHamilton Registered User regular
    KalTorak wrote:
    Robes wrote:
    Gaming. Most of the girls I've dated or have almost dated think video games are immature, or have broken up with a boyfriend because he played video games and ignored her, thus ended up hating them. So it is something I am fearful of admitting within the first few weeks of getting to know a potential g/f.

    I suppose this could just be an insecurity thing though~

    Not so much in relationships, but I never mention playing games during a job interview or on my resume. Even in "what do you do in your spare time?" questions/sections.

    I discussed Fallout 3 with my now-boss during my last interview. But he brought it up.

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    Jesus, people. This thread is like a running gunbattle with stupid bullets.
  • RobesRobes Registered User regular
    edited August 2011
    I think it depends on how old he is. If your boss is over 50, I dont think he'll understand it at all. Most middle-aged men play video games though so they aren't going to think you're lazy or immature if you play them.

    You can learn a ton about resource management from video games. A TON

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Parental Unit RemulakRegistered User regular
    Lots of times I like Weird Al songs better than the originals. This is often the case with rap/hip hop parodies, but extends even to things like Smells Like Nirvana. It doesn't hurt that he's a pretty rockin' dude. Guy knows his way around an accordion, that's for sure.

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  • THEPAIN73THEPAIN73 Oathbreaker KingslayerRegistered User regular
    Dragonforce and A Knight's Tale are guilty pleasures?

    Time to rethink my life.

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  • SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    I wouldn't call Weird Al a guilty pleasure. Just a nerdy one. I enjoy his work as well. Maybe my guilty part is I can sing some of his songs rather than the originals they were based off of. Don't know the lyrics to American Pie, but boy can I tell you about this here Anakin guy.

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  • TheCanManTheCanMan Registered User regular
    Lots of times I like Weird Al songs better than the originals. This is often the case with rap/hip hop parodies, but extends even to things like Smells Like Nirvana. It doesn't hurt that he's a pretty rockin' dude. Guy knows his way around an accordion, that's for sure.

    I actually prefer his polka remixes to his parodies. I'm not sure whether I should be ashamed of this or not.

  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Parental Unit RemulakRegistered User regular
    The polka is always the first thing I listen to from a new Weird Al CD. It amuses me infinitely for some reason.

    ElJeffe wrote: »
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  • THEPAIN73THEPAIN73 Oathbreaker KingslayerRegistered User regular
    Syphyre wrote:
    I wouldn't call Weird Al a guilty pleasure. Just a nerdy one. I enjoy his work as well. Maybe my guilty part is I can sing some of his songs rather than the originals they were based off of. Don't know the lyrics to American Pie, but boy can I tell you about this here Anakin guy.

    I knew of the parody before I knew the pie.

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  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    I guess a guilty pleasure of mine is Power Metal in general. I love it so much i'm trying to learn how to play it.

    It's not something I try to bring into conversation; it's all about lightning-fast guitar playing, upper-register melodic singing, arpeggios out the wazoo. It's a lot of fun to hear, but it's also something you would like if you were 13. As a dude in his early twenties it can get looked down on something fierce, especially when it comes to the "juvenile" nature of the music compared to the "sophistication" of other, slower stuff.

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    TheCanMan wrote:
    Lots of times I like Weird Al songs better than the originals. This is often the case with rap/hip hop parodies, but extends even to things like Smells Like Nirvana. It doesn't hurt that he's a pretty rockin' dude. Guy knows his way around an accordion, that's for sure.

    I actually prefer his polka remixes to his parodies. I'm not sure whether I should be ashamed of this or not.

    When he did that 'WA AH AH AH' part of his Angry White Polka, I laughed far harder and longer than I probably should have.

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